Archives for March 2014

3114 E Verbena: Ahwatukee home for sale

  3114 E Verbena is a home that has been well loved and well cared for since it's first days in Mountain Park Ranch, Ahwatukee. Originally purchased as a new build by a lovely couple, it's spaciousness was a key attribute as they planned to have frequent out of town family visitors, and wanted to give those visitors a resort-like experience. The backyard was designed with just that in mind, boasting a large pool complete with water feature, surrounded by comfy lounge chairs, decorative … [Read more...]

7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling

By: John Riha Re-printed from house Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. Kitchen remodels in the $50,000 to $60,000 range recoup about 74% of the initial project cost at the home’s resale, according to recent data from Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. A minor kitchen remodel of about $19,000 does even … [Read more...]

Mountain Park Ranch Homes for Sale

  Mountain Park Ranch is a beautiful master planned community that encompasses 2700 acres and an estimated 25,000 people. It is located in Ahwatukee Foothills, commonly referred to as Ahwatukee. The beauty of  South Mountain Preserve surrounds the area, providing an abundance of outdoor activities that include hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, and exploring the ruins of ancient Native American civilizations, just moments away from residential areas. The association of Mountain … [Read more...]

Homes for sale in Ocotillo Chandler

The master planned community of Ocotillo is a crown jewel of Chandler. It's many lake and golf course subdivisions are scattered over 1900 beautiful acres. Ocotillo Lakes includes many favorite home builders including T.W. Lewis, Pulte, Beazer, UDC, Keystone, Camelot, Coventry and custom luxury home builders who have given Ocotillo Lakes variety in the individual subdivisions such as Vistas at Ocotillo, Balboa Point, Stillwater Cove, Carmel Bay, Harbour Club, Laguna Cove, Crown Point, and … [Read more...]

Golf course homes for sale in Verrado

The Raven at Verrado has been rated as one of the Top 10 New Public Golf Courses for 2005 by Golf Week and one of the Top 10 New Golf Courses You Can Play by Golf Magazine. Set at the base of the White Tank Mountains in Buckeye, Arizona, the golf course offers beautiful desert and mountain vistas. Designed by PGA legends Tom Lehman and John Fought, the Raven is an 18 hole champion golf course that can accommodate all levels of play.   … [Read more...]

Move to Phoenix, Come in from the cold!

What a winter it's been! For some parts of the country, the 2014 "polar vortex", otherwise known as "the worst winter ever" has made places like Phoenix magnets for those wanting to thaw out. For some, those fortunate enough to have reached a stage in life that offers flexibility, a seasonal home is on the "gotta get" list. Golf course communities, Lake subdivisions, adult communities, and urban areas are popular spots for those who want to enjoy superb Fall and Spring weather and outdoor … [Read more...]

The sweet spot for home buying

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about the “slowing effect” of rising mortgage rate. A recent conversation with a potential home buyer reflected the hesitation often felt rates begin to tick up. Having lived through the early 80's, I have a vivid recollections of mortgage rates very near 18 percent as my parents struggled to sell their home and move from New York to Arizona. It got me wondering how current rates compare to the lifetime average mortgage rates for people in their 20's, 30's, and … [Read more...]